Hi All. My original walk from Ambleston to Spittal has had to be shelved because of the condition of part of the route. I informed the County Council in July that the most difficult part of the walk was impassible due to a fallen tree across a gate and also another blocked bridleway gate – as well as being heavily overgrown in many places. I checked yesterday and nothing has been done. I'll keep pressing them because it is a lovely walk.
So the alternative is a pleasant three mile circular walk now starting and finishing at the Pump on the Green (where we shall be eating). Roads, lanes and fields with gates and only one low style. The style is on a short cut for those who would prefer to skip one rather rocky wet stretch with a bit of a scramble at the top.